The Sermon on the mount is a wonderful moment during Christs ministry on earth. Tody I will share a fun way you can teach this lesson to your primary class.
Reading Matthew 6-7
as we read through these chapters Christ concludes his sermon on the mount. There is so much that is packed into these two chapters that it may seem a little overwhelming to try and teach this lesson in just 20 min.
I have a quick little question cheat sheet you can use as you lead discussions with your class. This highlights topics and questions in the come follow me manuel to make sure you are staying on track and highlighting key principals and ideas!
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Why is the Sermon on the mount so important?
The sermon on the mount is so important because we learn so much from what Jesus taught in these 3 chapters comprising Mattew Chapters 5-7. One of these is the true order of prayer. You will see that prayer is the first question prompt I have shared on my lesson cheat sheet.
My plan is to write this question on the board and also write my students answers. Then we will go through the actual verses where Jesus himself prays and teaches us about prayer. This way we can highlight the way in which we have been taught to pray. Matthew 6: 5-13.
Sermon on the Mount Bible Study
As we study the Bible and these chapters comprising Christs Sermon on the mount we get to know him better. When we know Christ we can strive to be more like him and follow his example.
The Golden Rule
We also learn about the golden rule in this verse during the sermon on the mount: Matthew 7: 12
After discussing nice things that others have done for the students in your class you may also want to give this little handout and ask them to write down several ways that they can apply the Golden Rule to their lives as they interact with others.
Building our Lives on a Strong Foundation-Sermon on the Mount Conclusion:
As we end the discussion on the sermon on the mount discuss with your class that if they follow the teachings of Christ shared in his sermon on the mount they can build their lives on a sure foundation. I took a little more time to emphasize this at home during the family curriculum here: with a fun rock painting activity.
But you can touch on these important verses with your classes as well in Matthew 7 24-27.
A fun activity for The Sermon on the mount:
The final and fun activity I have for you is a game of jewels and treasures!
I illustrated some jewels and created 10 different phrases. 5 are eternal “treasures” and 5 are earthly “treasures” You might begin by reading: Matthew 6:19–21
Have students take turns picking out a treasure and identify which they can take to heaven when they die and which are just earthly treasures they cannot take with them when they go. Enjoy!!
How to Assemble:
I printed out two jewel sheets and 1 of each of the written treasures. As well as a heaven and earth image. I cut them out and laminated them using THESE sheets. Making sure to laminate the words of the treasures on the back side of the jewel. If you don’t want to laminate them you could always glue them on instead. once cut out and laminated if desired the game is ready to go!
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